Thursday, November 13, 2014

Low-Profile USB Flash Drive

I upgraded my car stereo a couple years ago and gained a USB port.  I tried using a normal 2-inch long flash drive, but it sticking out that far wasn't all that visually pleasing.  The much better solution was a low-profile version, which is barely visible, protruding out only about 1/4-inch.  My 16GB version, less than $10, holds about 150 hours of music, enough to handle a Forest-Gump-eon drive from Boston to Seattle, back to Boston and back to Seattle.

One watch out is to check your stereo's USB support.  Mine only supported USB 1.2/2.0 and a USB 3.0 drive didn't work.

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